Updated: Win over Auburn drops Alabama’s RPI

Update: Alabama dropped a spot in the latest RPI projection despite not playing Thursday evening.

Florida State’s buzzer beater at Virginia moved it to No. 23 from No. 28. That pushed Alabama back to No. 28. Click here for the Yahoo Sports RPI projections.

It’s hardly significant in the grand scheme of things, but an interesting note, nonetheless.

Original post: A loss would have been worse, but a win over Auburn on Thursday didn’t help Alabama’s RPI rating.

The Crimson Tide dropped from No. 25 to No. 27 according to two unofficial calculations of the formula used by the NCAA tournament selection committee.

Click here for the Yahoo Sports version and here for the RealtimeRPI.com estimate.

The reason for the drop? Auburn’s RPI of 145 didn’t help Alabama’s strength of schedule. The Tide still have the 15th toughest path to the postseason, according to the computers.

The final game of the year is Saturday at Ole Miss, the No. 59 team in the RPI ratings.

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2 responses to “Updated: Win over Auburn drops Alabama’s RPI

  1. They are such an awful program that people lose respect for you when you play them. Yeah, that sounds like auburn.

  2. well, we didn’t help matters by stinking the joint up with our uninspired play and frankly incompetent personnel decisions and substitutions by the coaching staff.

    if we can’t figure out that our team chemistry and play was better when jamychal green didn’t play, we will lose at oxford as will be one-and-done in the tourneys.

    michael, did you hear anything of sickness on the team affecting substitutions and decisions on playing time wednesday nite???

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